The Chicago Blackhawks are off to a stirring start, putting them on the brink of their best in 40 years.
The St. Louis Blues, though, have a chance to win their first three games for the first time in nearly two decades.
A healthy and rejuvenated Marian Hossa looks to spur the Blackhawks in their home opener Tuesday night against the reigning Central Division champions.
Chicago (2-0-0) is in search of its best start to a season since beginning 4-0-0 in 1972-73, while the Blues (2-0-0) haven't started with three straight wins since 1993-94.
The Blackhawks began this season in impressive fashion Saturday, scoring the first four goals in a 5-2 win at Los Angeles to spoil the Stanley Cup champions' banner-raising celebration. They followed that up a day later by beating Phoenix 6-4 in a rematch of their opening-round playoff series, won by the Coyotes in six games.
Hossa may have found some extra motivation in Arizona after suffering a concussion on a vicious hit by Phoenix's Raffi...